some default text...

Session 2010 - 12
Internet Publications
Other Bills before Parliament

European Union Bill


 
 

 

LORDS amendments to the

European Union Bill

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 55, the bill as first printed for the Lords.]

Clause 1

1

Page 2, line 4, leave out from “Crown” to end of line 6 and insert—

 

“(a)    

voting in favour of the decision in the European Council or the

 

Council, or

 

(b)    

allowing the decision to be adopted by consensus or unanimity by

 

the European Council or the Council.”

Clause 2

2

Page 2, line 18, after “treaty” insert “also”

3

Page 2, line 22, at end insert “, and

 

(d)    

the Electoral Commission have issued a certificate stating whether

 

or not it appears to them that more than 40 per cent of the persons

 

entitled to vote in the referendum have voted in it.

 

( )    

If the certificate issued under subsection (2)(d) states that more than 40 per

 

cent of the persons entitled to vote in the referendum have voted in it, the

 

treaty may be ratified.

 

( )    

If the certificate issued under subsection (2)(d) states that fewer than 40 per

 

cent of the persons entitled to vote in the referendum have voted in it, the

 

treaty may not be ratified unless—

 

(a)    

in each House of Parliament a Minister of the Crown has moved a

 

motion that the House approves Her Majesty’s Government’s

 

intention to ratify the treaty, and

 

(b)    

each House has agreed to the motion without amendment.”

Clause 3

4

Page 2, line 38, after “decision” insert “also”

5

Page 2, line 42, at end insert “, and

 
 
Bill 20955/1

 
 

2

 
 

(d)    

the Electoral Commission have issued a certificate stating whether

 

or not it appears to them that more than 40 per cent of the persons

 

entitled to vote in the referendum have voted in it.

 

( )    

If the certificate issued under subsection (2)(d) states that more than 40 per

 

cent of the persons entitled to vote in the referendum have voted in it, the

 

decision may be approved.

 

( )    

If the certificate issued under subsection (2)(d) states that fewer than 40 per

 

cent of the persons entitled to vote in the referendum have voted in it, the

 

decision may not be approved unless—

 

(a)    

in each House of Parliament a Minister of the Crown has moved a

 

motion that the House approves Her Majesty’s Government’s

 

intention to approve the decision, and

 

(b)    

each House has agreed to the motion without amendment.”

Clause 6

6

Page 4, line 34, leave out from “Parliament” to end of line 35

7

Page 4, line 38, after “defence” insert “that permits a single, integrated military

 

force”

8

Page 4, line 41, at end insert—

 

“( )    

Where the European Council has recommended to the member States the

 

adoption of a decision under Article 42(2) of TEU in relation to a common

 

EU defence which is not covered by subsection (2), a Minister of the Crown

 

may not notify the European Council that the decision is adopted by the

 

United Kingdom unless the decision is approved by Act of Parliament.”

9

Page 5, line 4, leave out from “Parliament” to end of line 5

10

Page 5, line 5, at end insert—

 

“( )    

A Minister of the Crown may not vote in favour of or otherwise permit a

 

decision under Article 140(3) of TFEU which would make the euro the

 

currency of the United Kingdom unless—

 

(a)    

the draft decision is approved by Act of Parliament, and

 

(b)    

the referendum condition is met.”

11

Page 5, line 5, at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

A Minister of the Crown may not vote in favour of or otherwise permit a

 

decision under Article 4 of the Schengen Protocol that removes any border

 

control of the United Kingdom unless—

 

(a)    

the draft decision is approved by Act of Parliament, and

 

(b)    

the referendum condition is met.

 

(3B)    

In subsection (3A) “the Schengen Protocol” means the Protocol (No. 19) on

 

the Schengen acquis integrated into the framework of the European Union,

 

annexed to TEU and TFEU.”

12

Page 5, line 22, leave out paragraph (e)

13

Page 5, leave out lines 45 to 49


 
 

3

 

Clause 18

14

Leave out Clause 18 and insert the following new Clause—

 

         

“Status of EU law dependent on continuing statutory basis

 

By virtue of the European Communities Act 1972 directly applicable or

 

directly effective EU law (that is, the rights, powers, liabilities, obligations,

 

restrictions, remedies and procedures referred to in section 2(1) of the

 

European Communities Act 1972) falls to be recognised and available in

 

law in the United Kingdom.”

After Clause 21

15

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Duration of Part 1 and Schedule 1

 

(1)    

Part 1 and Schedule 1 shall expire on the day on which the Parliament in

 

which this Act is passed dissolves.

 

(2)    

In subsequent Parliaments, the Secretary of State may by order provide that

 

Part 1 and Schedule 1 shall be deemed to have been revived from the

 

beginning of the Parliament in which the order is made.

 

(3)    

An order under subsection (2) shall provide that Part 1 and Schedule 1 shall

 

expire on the day on which the Parliament in which the order is made

 

dissolves.

 

(4)    

An order under subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

must be made by statutory instrument, and

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved

 

by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”


 
 

4


 
contents
 

© Parliamentary copyright
Revised 24 June 2011